Each of the 3,300 pink and blue flags decorating Georgetown University’s Copley Lawn yesterday represented lives – the lives ended by abortion every day in the U.S. Georgetown University’s Right to Life student group put up the display as part of its annual Life Week.
“The flags were up from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m.,” explained Eileen Marino, president of Georgetown University Right to Life. “That way everyone could see them on their way to class.”
“We had a lot of people who came up to us and were appreciative of what we were doing,” Marino added. “Many international students were taking pictures of the display.”
Flag day kicked off Life Week. The students have organized several events for the week. This evening, April 23, they’re sponsoring a Pro-Life Theory interactive panel discussion featuring a priest, a lawyer, two physicians, and a post-abortive woman. Fr. Stephen M. Fields, SJ, associate professor of theology; attorney Bill Saunders; physicians Dr. John Keown, Rose F. Kennedy Chair at Georgetown University’s Kennedy Institute for Bioethics, and NFP specialist Dr. Marguerite Duane; and Georgette Forney, founder of Silent No More, will participate in the discussion, followed by a question and answer session.
On Wednesday, April 24 the group is hosting We Can Live Without the Death Penalty movie night with the film “Dead Man Walking.”
In addition, the group is also hosting several fundraisers, including the Life Week Clothing Drive, to obtain professional clothing for pregnant mothers, and on Friday's the group sponsors bake sales to raise money for a local crisis pregnancy center.
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